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of thousands of books have been written about the assassination. they concentrate on what happened to jack kennedy. not one went into detail in what i considered an adequate way, substantial detail about what was happening to lyndon johnson. what was happening from his point of view. the assassination had never been told from johnson's point of view. it came to me when i was doing this book that we have to do that. how do you do that? first you interview people who are still alive. john connolly himself is very helpful to me. he had this great ranch in south texas with a stable reporter horses. used to come to the guest house where i would say very early in the morning, 5:30 or 6:00 and sit on the top railing of the fence watching them exercise and he would tell me -- he answered almost every question i asked about johnson's career, took me through the assassination in great detail. one of the things he said was everybody thought when they heard the shot that was a motorcycle backfire or it was a balloon going off for a firecracker. but he said i was a hunter. i knew the instant i heard it
like note the presence of several hudson institute trustees or vice chair, and the trustee jack david, as a special interest in the book as he was the first person to tread and he is married to the author. [laughter] we were grateful for jack's service on the board and the voflght involvement in the important book. i want to thank today's panelists the senior partner who was president at george w. bush special envoy. and the projection of north korea ref refugee and joseph kim who is a remarkable individual who escaped from north korea at the age of 13. hudson institute was founded 51 years ago as a farred-looking international policy research organization designed to think creatively about how to achieve a better future in the face of unprecedented challenges of the early 1960s. the world has changed in significant ways since those days the fundamental day of looking at it has not. since the days of the founding hudson institute -- few determined individuals can make a significant difference in the fight for freedom and human rights. and the book that we will be discussing today esca
of you know, is a senior fellow along with her husband at the hudson institute, jack, at the hudson institute. before that melanie was for many years a leading editorial page writer at the "the wall street journal" editorial board. she wrote editorial and articles ranging on all subject from domestic do foreign policy. but in her role in deputy editor of the "the wall street journal," editorial page, she had keen focus on foreign policy and in particular really took to the issue of north korea human rights. like really no one else in the american media has taken to it. earlier in her career, she spent about ten years in asia working for the "the wall street journal" asia, in how hong kong and before that she had actually had a another gig she lived and working in tokyo, i believe. melanie received her bachelors degree from princeton university and the master's degree from the university of toronto. the book that melanie kirkpatrick has written is absolutely rivetting. it really reads more like a nelson or tom clan sei thriller than it does the work of non-fiction. she tell us an inc
. she gave jack and jackie kennedy a dinner at buckingham palace, which was the first time the president had dined there when woodrow wilson was entertained by the queen's grandfather, king george five. yet, the 31-year-old first lady was surprisingly critical afterwards. he was not impressed by the flowers were the furnishings at buckingham palace. or by the queens evening gown and what she described as her flat hairstyle. jackie said that when she also complained about the pressure of being on tour, the queen gave her a glance of and advice that one gets classy with time. when the president was assassinated in 1963, she was prevented from her doctors from attending the memorial service at the intensity was the beetle. yet she insisted on having her own memorial service at saint george's chapel windsor, and she invited 400 american servicemen to attend the service and to have a tour of windsor castle afterwards. when winston churchill died in january 1965, the queen gave him the supreme honor of a full state funeral. lyndon johnson wanted to be there, but he was in the hospital with acu
who broke open the jack abrams of scandal and cause the oil regulators sleeping with oil executives, to oversee the stimulus and they found so far $7.2 million of fraud -- ted deutch elson implementation story federal lot more fun than they sound about the weatherization division and -- which was known as the turkey farm at the department of energy because that is where. basically send -- is impossible to get rich republican employees so he thought if you kill the weatherization program he would put the worst employees there and kill it and tell the story about the woman who came in and shook up the turkey farm. it has a happy ending where the weatherization program which went on to a horrible start and everybody wrote terrible stories about it end up getting into shape and weatherize a million homes and no one wrote any stories about it. this is what they said the hype of political appointees's back. you be here and you be gone. they were right. some ridiculous thing where she hired somebody without going by the rules and ended up having to resign. it is hard to make change. there
and friends and my son, jack newton, is here today and my wife to whom the book is dedicated. also our friends the capels, christopher and elizabeth and sarah are here, and i thank you for welcoming them as well. i am here today to discuss a great warrior who made a better country. a good man and a good father who presided over a lovely family, a man who understood his obligations to society and fulfilled them to the best of his ability. i'm speaking, of course, about irwin. [laughter] who helped me so much with this book and who allowed me to be here today. as irwin mentioned, i have known him for more than 15 years, and i've turned to him for wisdom on more subjects than i can count whether it's been writing the city charter or the various trials that i covered and irwin followed from the patriot act to the challenges faced by reporters trying to do their work today amid a war on terror. i know of no person who is more fluent on more subjects or more generous and graceful with his time and knowledge. in los angeles we consider it a great act of beany sense that we have shared irwin with you,
here is courage. give me a classic example. my colleague and i, jack hiler, indiana, 1994 and ran for governor because the controversial issue in the foyer and we have a republican caucus. i remember jack standing nothing saying i don't remember what the issue was, but he stood up and he said, this is the boat that we should all cast. it may cost me my election, but i think it's the right thing to do. he castaic, he lost. i'm not saying that is the reason he didn't succeed in his reelect, but it was the statement of courage i'm talking about. for my you is the right thing to do, take it or the day. a quick anecdote, attorney for governor before the primary i had 100% voting record with the nra. 100%. vietnam vet, the idea that someone could walk into a gun store and purchase an ak-47 did not appeal to me. i voted against it. i voted for the bill and our member ever on this document said you could lose the election. you could lose the primary. if at least i would know why. [applause] is not so much about me, but it's like arnold said, the operative word is courage and those respons
are named jack and grace, so we went the opposite direction of my name. anyway, thank you for having me here today. there is no question that i've seen firsthand, but i have some vicious attacks of the liberal media. it can be tough out there if you're not careful you can get bruised and bloodied and i'm surprised there's not a program for that in obamacare. well, now at the rnc, we are doing our best to hold the president accountable, and i hope you agree, besides the record money we've spent on tv this year, we have launched over 100 hard-hitting web videos on youtube. in fact, the other day went downstairs and talked to the guy that makes our videos and he told me the one released a couple days ago received over 100,000 hits on youtube. and i thought man, what msnbc do with that kind of viewership. wow, i know current tv is disappointed that they were not one of the three nominees, but grant explained to me that she would actually have to have viewers to be nominated. [laughter] i read recently that brent bozell, obama's campaign spokesperson was on the jennifer granholm show on tv and i
thoughtful conservative. c-span: from? >> guest: the--the writer james... c-span: oh, jack... >> guest: yeah. c-span: james jackson kilpatrick. >> guest: yeah. yeah. i find him consistently thoughtful and--and a very principled person, and i understand that political point of view. but to me, we've been getting more and more people to the right of people that i always thought were very conservative, like kilpatrick and barry goldwater. now we got people to the right of them who seem to think that--that government should be used in a punitive way against poor people. i mean, it's not just that they're opposed to welfare. it's like, 'let's really make sure these people never get a chance to get anywhere.' i can't--it's just so mean-spirited. c-span: which cons... >> guest: and i don't think most people are like that. c-span: which conservative makes your skin crawl the most when you hear them, see them, talk to them, read them? >> guest: jesse helms sets me off pretty bad. i'm--i just find him a--a mean-spirited person. there are a few others. c-span: you talk a lot about texans in your book.
you to the -- finally i want to say thank you. jack is not just a genius he is expert in breaking through the bureaucracy and believes that it is the perfect for our institute. thank you, jack triet [applause] i also want to say thank you to all of the panelists that are here. i know they're busy and important people come and they have taken the time to come here from all over the country to participate in the panel discussion, in this very important panel discussion so let's give them a big hand and say thank. [applause] also to the students that are here today. and i'm very sorry that 300 of the students had to be turned away. there was such enormous interest anyone below 10% body fat was allowed you to come in. it's the only way that i could come month come up with a way to select. [laughter] anyway it's great to have you to vignette i look around this room and i can feel the promise and the potential. it is energizing, let me tell you it is fantastic to see this enthusiasm. the day that we launched the schwarzenegger institute this isn't just a day for celebration, this is a d
the one you have with jack lew or whoever is fully thinking through what obama would actually do in november, december of this year, and then the first six months of next year. so i don't think it's impossible. i think maybe it's just the way we're going to have to conduct ourselves, pivot extremely quickly after election day and get about the business of governing. i don't buy the argument that the partisanship is so bad that you can get democratic votes for republican budget or vice versa. i think there'll be a certain momentum to do with these programs where the reelected the president for elect a new president. so that will be an unusual situation, when we haven't had a long time, that degree of certainty and mandate i think. but in any case, i think, but it's not going to become we are not going to get a lot of clues about this in a funny way over the next five weeks i don't think, which is unfortunate. >> congressman, your thoughts? >> you can speak to this as a former -- >> the partisanship is very bad and they will take leadership to get to do that they're going back to t
is very short, which was shut down. >> we will grab one more here. >> hi, my name is jack welty, freshman year at georgetown. my question is similar. polarization is definitely where that gets tossed around a lot when talking about american politics. i hear from a lot of people my age that the two sides of our democracy spend the entire time fighting and no time fixing anything. i just wonder what you guys would say to someone my age and what we can do moving forward and why they should be interested and involved. >> i tried not to be one of the most frustrating arguments. you try to get people registered to vote. i don't vote because politics is so tiny. it is like saying it's too polluted, i am not going to plant a tree. who fixes politics? who fixes government but us. if you believe politics, the best thing you can do is register to vote and register for whichever party or candidate isn't behaving in those negative and obstructionist ways. you get to a point, like i said, even in my race, two years out of college, the campus community was certainly aware that we registered hundreds of
to talk the people investing twitter, evan williams and jack dorsey, and say to them in the future your creation, your platform that you're building will be used to organize protests all around the world by hash tags, they would have said, what is a hashtag? because hashtags were actually not part of their platform. it was something that users started to add. they didn't have any vision of political protests with twitter of course but they didn't even have the vision of hashtags. that came from people using twitter in that way. when we create platforms that allow this kind of creativity from ordinary people, suddenly you see this great, kind of rich ecosystem of discovery and invention that happens. and think that's, that is one of the things i'm very optimistic about in terms of future perfect which the government can create platforms like this and encourage ordinary people to come and help. this is really true in terms of local communities, where local governments sets up a platform that anybody can report a pothole, report a need they have in their neighborhood or report a problem or
the one you have with jack or whoever is really thinking through what obama would actually do in the november and december of this year and in the first six months of next year so i don't think it's impossible. i think maybe it's just the way we have to conduct ourselves which is to pick it extremely quickly and get about the business of governing. i don't buy the argument that partisanship is so bad you couldn't get the democratic votes for the republican budget or vice versa. there will be momentum to deal with the programs with a are reelected they would like more than 50% of the vote given the absence of the third party candidates that will be an unusual such a vision we haven't had a long time with a certain kind of mandate i think. but in any case, i think over the next five weeks i don't think. >> condra lanham gordon, your thoughts. >> speak to this as -- >> the partisanship is very bad and it will take leadership to get to that. going back to the investors's comments about how mitt romney would govern, i completely agree with the deal making aspect of working with con
not end to the same extent drawn national poll. what about graduates jack ray sanders is here from ucla law school and all your little bit from the program that he said the letter. ucla has of strong program of providing a leggett to economically disadvantaged students. you can see in the data that if you look at african-american students 22 of 63 under the socio-economic program, the economic disadvantage to students. compared to only 12 out of 382 who were admitted through other programs. that is to say, more african-american students were admitted through the socio-economic program than the regular program even though the socio-economic program a much smaller. overall, if you look at the results that ucla law school, 56 percent of the students admitted through socioeconomic affirmative action or black or hispanic compared to just 6 percent of those not admitted through those programs. now, how would this work at national -- nationally? private and public universities. the century foundation sponsored research which looked at that question and found that if grades and test scores were
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